PDP from Rivers mocks APC over defection allegations

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The People’s Democratic Party’s Rivers State branch has denied the All Progressives Congress’ allegations that Governor Nyesom Wike is angry that most of his mates have left the PDP.

In an interview in Port Harcourt on Thursday, PDP State Publicity Secretary Sydney Tambari said it was the APC that was very troubled when many of its members joined the PDP.

Ogbonna Nwuke, the spokesperson for the APC’s Rotimi Amaechi-led party, ranked the Amaechi-led administration in the state higher than the Wike government in a tweet.

This was a sequel to a recent face-off at the funeral of a former Supreme Court Judge, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, between the aides of the two influential Rivers sons

Reacting, Tambari said

“I want to state it clearly here that the executive governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike and the entire PDP are not bothered about those leaving the party for the APC because we see defection as a normal scenario in Nigerian politics.

“It is on record that there are those who are equally leaving the APC to PDP. In fact, we have seen far more defections from the APC and other parties in the state to the PDP.

“The reason why the PDP is not bothered is because we have strongholds in all the local governments. In some of those LGAs that we have witnessed few defections, we still have our grip, we still have our members and PDP is still controlling those LGAs.

“So, it is not something the party or the governor of the state will lose sleep about one man leaving the PDP, unlike the APC that has been crying ever since Hon. Chidi Lloyd dumped the APC for PDP.”

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